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WTF windows 10

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posted on May, 31 2016 @ 04:11 AM
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The other night my computer, despite my protestations, and dutiful clicks on CANCEL or whatever decided to download Windows 10 and install it.

Fine. Ended up getting installed, not happy, but fine.

I was playing a game with a friend from ATS tonight and my computer went completely batcrap crazy. Downloading windows 10 again. Shut me out of everything. I did the WTFBBQ ctrl+alt+delete and nothing. Screen didn't go blue, it was just black save for the bar at the bottom. Nothing.

I'm on my Mac, the PC is still out of commission. Everything was fine, no porn, no weird stuff, I treat that laptop like a level 5 (I don't know) virus lab. Seriously. I used Internet Explorer to download Chrome, everything else has been on the up and up. I only used Chrome to download game clients. The ASUS is PURE. Oh, my bad, CS6 and some photos.

Can someone breed Mac OS with a PC? Something that always works with something that performs? Can we splice Donald Trump with Bernie Sanders? No hackintosh. Why is there not an OS that works well all the time and utilizes the best hardware? For the average Joe.




posted on May, 31 2016 @ 04:19 AM
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a reply to: Domo1
That happened to me the other evening too! Minding my own business listening to a radio show through my laptop when suddenly a screen popped up and announced that Windows 10 was beginning to download.
I too had declined the offer of Windows 10 each time I'd been urged to load it. So, when the download was complete and I had the opportunity to decline it, I did so.
I'm still ticked that I missed 30 minutes of that radio show due to that mess but at least my laptop is still working.
I'm a total goober with computers so I'm not about to embark on loading a new OS without someone nearby that can walk me through it. I'm happy with the current OS on the machine. It works just fine for my purposes.



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 04:28 AM
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I bought a relatively cheap Mac mini thing and split the hard drive and bought a Windows 7 OS and no problems. I've got the best of both worlds.

But I'm happy with old programs. My last Windows anything would have accidentally gone thru a window but I'm a renter so it accidentally hit the floor instead.

Damn, that felt good.


CF



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 04:29 AM
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If you get sick of Windows, you could try Linux. Zorin/Mint/Ubuntu are three good starting points.



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 04:35 AM
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a reply to: Domo1

Send a strongly worded complaint!

It's about all you can do lol, for months I haven't been attacked by pop-ups demanding I switch to windows 10 except for the last week.

Limited time free download!

It's only been asking a year. It's like a person who tries to sell you something at your door... Street urchins I think they are called. So should I upgrade then?



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 04:47 AM
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They haven't tried that on me yet, but a little while back I got a message box saying I had been allocated a definite upgrade time for the following Monday. Unless I chose to change the time. Or even cancel. I cancelled.
That hasn't been repeated, but I'm still getting the messages inviting me to download now or choose a different time. No "cancel" option, as such, but clicking the x in the corner still makes the box go away.
If they are really doing us a favour, why be so aggressive about it?



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 04:55 AM
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a reply to: Domo1

The 'auto' update and first time download and install is known to have a lot of issues.
The most solid fix so far has been to do a fresh install. If you had an older windows this step my be needed. It worked for me.



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 05:07 AM
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a reply to: RAY1990




Send a strongly worded complaint!


Dear Sirs, screw you very much.



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 05:09 AM
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originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: Domo1

The 'auto' update and first time download and install is known to have a lot of issues.
The most solid fix so far has been to do a fresh install. If you had an older windows this step my be needed. It worked for me.


Hey thanks! If all goes wrong I'll give that a shot. We're about done with the update.



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 05:22 AM
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was this an update from windows 8 or windows 7 ? I am asking because I have had no problems with my computers that have upgraded from windows 7 but the one that upgraded from windows 8 went bat # crazy then the hard drive killed itself. just got a new drive today and installed windows 7 in it then upgraded to 10...hope no problems will occur.



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 05:32 AM
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a reply to: Domo1

Everyone will upgrade to Windows 10 eventually.

Resistance is futile.



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 05:51 AM
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Ummm...not what you were asking...BUT...I use an i-Mac running the latest iteration of El Capitan...(with CS 6) I also have windows 10 pro (with CS5)...through an emulator (parallels)...this allows me to use all of my mac and windows software (office etc)...separately...coherently...or with both Os's running in separate windows at the same time...

I also much prefer Firefox using duck duck go as my browser...everything runs smoothly together...even with Windows Defender and MacKeeper watching each OS...

That's with only 16 gigs of DDR3 ram on a 3.7 GHZ single chip quad core...But then...I keep my gaming to my gaming consoles...




YouSir



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 06:03 AM
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a reply to: Domo1
Try Linux. There are lots of different flavours. Folks have even imitated Mac's and windows to aid familiarity. With Linux YOU decide when to upgrade.

If the worst happens you can perform a virgin install of the O/S and yet have all your files preserved. There is a very clean separation of the two. I use PCLinuxos which is a rolling upgrade so every week I upgrade parts of the O/S and occasional apps.

As far as non games apps are concerned I miss nothing! I have all the office and media stuff I need. All free.

As far as games are concerned though this is a developing situation. Steam are releasing evermore games for Linux so I'm pretty sure it will eventually catch up.

Now, being totally honest, I do have a PC with windows 10. It was my sons ex gaming machine which is still a very high spec machine. I have absolutely nothing on it except Steam and some virus protection stuff (open source free). It is a case of if it's not broken don't fix it. If one day a windows 10 upgrade breaks it then it will be time to wipe and start afresh with a Linux distribution.

My main "working" PC is a laptop permanently on (lid closed) and plugged into a monitor running PCLinuxOS. I have a "server" under the desk consisting of hardrives rescued from dead PC's and controlled with a Raspberry pi running Raspbian (Linux). It just ticks over silently drawing naff all power.



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 06:10 AM
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Wasnt the Windows 10 free upgrade over by now ? And I had to sign up for each one of my 3 PCs then wait.



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 06:18 AM
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why arent's there WTF linux threads ??
Must have a reason me thinks



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 06:30 AM
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Same problem, I read that Microsoft got into some trouble over this because the changed the function of the red X box to close the window from the traditional "close" to "acsept" very sneaky on there part and does really make me wonder why they are pushing this on users so hard.



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 06:36 AM
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a reply to: Domo1

How Microsoft got away with killing so many computers is beyond me.



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 07:04 AM
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Start>Settings>Update and security>Recovery> Roll back to windows 7...done.



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 07:21 AM
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This also happened to both mine and my husbands computer bright and early Monday morning
how wonderful to wake up to this garbage. It happened when we both X'ed off of the pop -up as we always do
more then 5 times daily.
My computer took about 2 hours to download it ..it seemed to be ok but who knows ...my husbands unfortunately is not it went through the full download
then a screen popped up saying your using windows 7 and your computer can not update to 10.
So that is where his computer is at this point stuck in limbo land .... and as of now my computer shows my mouse is always thinking I don't know how to get rid of it or why it's doing that I guess the next step it to throw both of them into the lake.



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 07:23 AM
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originally posted by: Klassified
Start>Settings>Update and security>Recovery> Roll back to windows 7...done.


Will 10 still pop up and try and download again on it's own if I were to do that?



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